Two perspectives on 2019 —and what lies ahead

Another year gone, another reset of the calendar, which means it is time to take stock of...

The Newseum’s lasting impression on this reporter

Its mission was affixed on stone on the building’s massive exterior. “Congress shall make...

Workers resist California’s newest bad law

I’d like to see everyone have a happy and prosperous New Year. But I’m...

A week of adventures on the Adventure of the Seas

How do you celebrate a 40th wedding anniversary? Some 18 months ago, my family...

Gertrude Himmelfarb, RIP

When I emailed Mary Ellen Bork that our mutual friend, Gertrude Himmelfarb, aka Bea Kristol, had passed...

When government does right by its people

It’s easy to gripe about the gummint. Popular mythology tells us officialdom is populated by pointy-headed bureaucrats...

Indiana’s senators, witnesses and censure

Since House Democrats impeached President Trump on a mostly party line vote late last month, I’ve been...

Historians roast the 1619 Project

The reviews of the 1619 Project are in. It is “a very unbalanced, one-sided...

It seems like fuzzy decade math to me, but …

Is 2020 the last year of the century’s second decade, or the first year of the third?

It was no way to start a (happy) new year

I’m trying to stay optimistic going into the new year. Of course, I always try to remain...